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Are there many Swiss proprietary trading companies? I assume there must be. Ive been trading interest rate products in the states for the last few years and was wondering what the opportunities here would be.

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No, switzerland doesn't really have much of a financial services sector
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Re: Trading.

Hi,

Most of the bigger IB's have prop desks, you might want to try them first. Who did you work for in the US? Another smaller broker that might do some prop trading (don't know for sure though) is Timberhill in Zug. Failing this, I would actually have a look into some local hedge funds (can give you names if needed), who essentially might be interested in a prop trader with specific skills.

I am an Equity Research Analyst, therefore our traders are mainly in execution. Are you willing to go to other areas of trading?

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No, switzerland doesn't really have much of a financial services sector
Imho a prop firm has not much to do with financial services. But you are right, there aren't many prop firms in Switzerland. I did a search a couple of years ago and only found one. Switzerland may be the wrong country for proprietary trading firms.

But there might be a lot of other financial institutes in need of your skills. Trading for these may be quite different from trading with a prop firm
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Re: Trading.

I think most of the trading desks of international banks (especiallyfor IR products) are located in London but I agree that there must be quite a few hedge funds in Switzerland particularly after the recent changes on bonus/salary taxation


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Hi,

Most of the bigger IB's have prop desks, you might want to try them first. Who did you work for in the US? Another smaller broker that might do some prop trading (don't know for sure though) is Timberhill in Zug. Failing this, I would actually have a look into some local hedge funds (can give you names if needed), who essentially might be interested in a prop trader with specific skills.

I am an Equity Research Analyst, therefore our traders are mainly in execution. Are you willing to go to other areas of trading?

Cheers,
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I think most of the trading desks of international banks (especiallyfor IR products) are located in London but I agree that there must be quite a few hedge funds in Switzerland particularly after the recent changes on bonus/salary taxation
Focus on the Swiss IB's they should all still have prop desks here (i think). Foreign IB's probably not (agree with SemAms).
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Re: Trading.

Hey thanks for all the replies. I might look into a few of those options. stir products in the states are no fun right now . After that FOMC announcement on tuesday looks like they could stay crappy for a while.
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Re: Trading.

I Know of a Chicago prop firm recently moved to zurich(nr). There could be possibilities. let me know if interested
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Looking for a Proprietary Trading opportunity in Zurich, Switzerland.
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